"The Green Party will reinstate a fully public NHS, respect and fund NHS staff properly, and end the destructive and wasteful reorganisations whose real aim is privatisation not efficiency."
Bristol West is a two-horse race between the Greens and Labour. And Molly Scott Cato, whose son is a junior doctor, says that voters in the constituency need to know whether the Labour Party is 'with us or against us' on the NHS.
Molly Scott Cato, the Green Party parliamentary candidate for Bristol West, has pledged her support for frontline NHS staff, as nurses vote in support of strike action. She said: "Nurses have not reached this decision lightly. Almost a decade of pay cuts and massive staff shortages have forced them to this point. I stand in solidarity with nurses and offer them my full support in their decision. Nurses are dangerously overstretched and grossly underpaid."
Molly Scott Cato has pledged to be a 'powerful advocate' for nurses as the parliamentary candidate for Bristol West and has issued a heartfelt message of thanks to the city's nurses on Nurses' Day. Molly said: "I am delighted to take this moment to celebrate our hardworking nurses; they are truly the bedrock of our NHS. The unsung heroes of our healthcare service are dedicated and committed miracle workers but, sadly, they are far too often underappreciated."
“As your Green MP, I will fight to reverse this race to the bottom and give our NHS the emergency kiss of life it so desperately needs. If you look at the record of all of the other major parties it's clear that only the Green Party can be trusted to protect the NHS. One more Green MP in parliament brings us one step closer to reinstating a fully funded, truly public NHS."
Molly was joined by Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas in Bristol today to unveil the Party's plan to tackle air pollution. The announcement comes as the Government is expected to release their own plans to tackle illegal air pollution in many UK cities, including Bristol. Molly describes the problem as a ‘health emergency’. She points to research showing nearly two thirds of the British population live in towns and cities where air pollution levels breach EU legal limits and that toxic air is responsible for an estimated 40,000 premature deaths every year. In Bristol alone, 300 deaths a year are linked to air pollution.